NE NEWS 9.5.23

September 5, 2023 Ben Lippen News, Lower School News

Legacy Begins this Wednesday: Legacy is a tradition where fourth graders, “seniors” of the lower school, run a snack cart during lunch with sweet and salty treats to sell to other students. Treats are 50 cents each, and profits go towards the fourth grade class to purchase something to give back to the school at the end of the year. The kids love this tradition. Thank you for supporting our school and 4th graders in this project.

Lower School Fall ClubsThere is still time to sign up for a fall club if you have not done so already!

Robotics begins this week. Youth Development, Soccer Shots, and Taekwondo begin next week.
 Students are allowed to use the afternoon bus to MR for Robotics Club. Please email Amy Parks in the front office if you would like to use this service and/or when younger siblings need to ride the bus on club days for older siblings.

Mondays – Soccer Shots (PK4-K5); contact

Tuesdays – Robotics Club (3rd); contact & Taekwondo (PK4-1st); contact 803-865-9603

Wednesdays – Robotics Club (4th); contact

Thursdays – Taekwondo (2nd-4th); contact 803-865-9603

Youth Development Soccer: contact
Mondays and Wednesdays – 1st and 2nd Grades
Tuesdays and Thursdays – 3rd and 4th Grades

Picture Day: Mark your calendars! School picture day for the NE Campus will be Monday, September 18th. Picture day attire is regular campus wear. A proof will be sent home from the school with information on how to order. Please allow 3-4 weeks for the proof to be sent home.

Vidigami: Vidigami is a photo management and sharing application accessible via computer browsers and mobile devices. Ben Lippen School uploads photos to Vidigami following many of our campus events and activities. If you are new to Vidigami, to activate your account, look for the invitation email sent by our Vidigami admin, Karie Phillips. Click the link in the email to activate your account and set up your password. You will keep the same account for the entirety of your student’s time at Ben Lippen. There is a support area on the Vidigami website, but if you have any questions or concerns, please email Karie Phillips at

Clothes Closet Sign Up:  We are looking for volunteers to help with the clothing closet located at the SAR campus. Please click on the following link for more information.

Substitutes Needed:  We are in need of substitutes.  If you are interested in subbing, please fill out an employment application found online, and return it to the front office.

Important Dates:

September 18          NE School Picture Day

September 26-30    Spirit Week

September 30          Homecoming

October 11               Half-Day -11:45 am dismissal

October 12-13          Fall Break

Week of Oct 16        NE Book Fair